Council Bluffs Public Pools

Katelman Pool and Pirate Cove are scheduled to open May 28, 2022!

Katelman Water Park | 1230 16th Avenue | (712) 328-4939
Pirate Cove Water Park | 915 N 21st Street | (712) 328-4694

Pool Hours 

We are about a dozen lifeguards short of fully opening both pools. In an effort to provide opportunities for swimming at both locations, Pirate Cove and Katelman will be open on alternating weeks. Lifeguard recruitment efforts continue with the hopes of extending operation hours by July 1.

Both pools will be open for Memorial Day weekend with limited hours and a discounted admission price of $2 per person. 

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day:

  • Pirate Cove will be open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m
  • Katelman Pool will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning May 31, the pools will be open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on alternating weeks as follows:

  • May 31 -June 3 Katelman
  • June 4- June 10 Pirate Cove 
  • June 11 - June 17 Katelman
  • June 18 - June 24 Pirate Cove
  • June 25 - July 1 Katelman


  • $5 - Admission
  • $6 - Admissions Plus Slides at Pirate Cove
  • $40 - 10 Swim Punch Card
  • $50 - 10 Swim Punch Card (Pirate Cove with slides)

Pool Parties 

  • Pool parties are available at each location on specific dates as listed below:
  • You can book pool parties at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Pirate Cove and Katelman Pool. 
  • You must book pool parties in-person at the pool where you wish to have the party. 
  • The cost for a pool party with up to 30 people is $225 at Katelman Pool and $250 at Pirate Cove Water Park.

Swim Lessons

  • Swim lessons will be available at Katelman Pool during its open weeks. You must sign up for swim lessons at Katelman Pool. Swim lessons are one week long and include five 30-minute sessions for a $30 fee.

Iowa Smokefree Air Act--smoking is prohibited during any and all events taking place in the park.

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